Happy New Year! It's finally 2019 and by international annual tradition we are all granted a do-over. It doesn't matter if you didn't achieve your goals or stick to last year's resolutions, we can just make new ones! And if you're like me and cannot stick to a resolution for toffee, you might be interested … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I cannot believe it is September next week! I took the week off from blogging to clear my head and prepare for an exam, and in all honesty I didn't have a clue what I wanted to write. This post, however, is something a little new for my usual blog. This is a wrap up … Continue reading A Summer’s End
Today's post is part of a two-post collaboration with the wonderful Benet Stoen. She approached me a couple of weeks ago to combine our minds on the age old protagonist/antagonist challenge. Plenty of people offer advice on how an antagonist should be credible, or how a protagonist shouldn't be perfect. So if you'd like to … Continue reading 5 Tips to Create a Strong Antagonist
According to mental heath charity Mind; 1 in 4 people in the U.K. will experience a mental health problem every year. 1 in 6 people will report a common mental health problem (such as depression or anxiety) every week. Just like the common cold, there is no cure. Instead we are offered methods to alleviate, … Continue reading Anxiety: The Common Cold of Mental Health
I was nominated for this amazing award by a fellow blogger who is fast becoming a good friend of mine. Emily and her blog have served as inspiration since I began my own blogging journey less than two months ago. She has been a cheerleader across Twitter and Instagram, her blog features book reviews, lifestyle … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award
We are just one week away from the release of Eleri's Kingdom! I am really happy with how it has come along and am just finishing up those pesky last few chapters as part of Camp NaNoWriMo. So far you have read excerpts from the first three chapters, you know the chapter titles, and you … Continue reading Are you ready?
Never have I ever come across so many pieces of advice on writing fiction than when I joined all social media platforms under the title 'author'. Every single person you encounter can tell you what is wrong with your novel, how your clichés are too much, how your characters are too predictable, how you are … Continue reading The five things your novel is missing that you never thought about
It's day 18. We have less than two weeks left of Camp NaNoWriMo. I thought I'd check in with you to see how you're all doing and share how I've been getting on. In all honesty, it's been tough. My word count is barely shifting and I've hit a bit of a block. This will … Continue reading Over halfway there!
My blog is a whole month old! A month of writing tips, notebook obsessions, book loving, and the introduction to my serial: Eleri's Kingdom. In the past 24 hours I have seen plenty more of you join the community and become acquainted with my little corner of the internet; welcome to all of you! So … Continue reading One month later…
In other words, why I spent hours mapping, researching, and designing Asile. This is the country where Laila was born and the kingdom Eleri will one day rule. So why is it that I spent so much time and energy creating it, if all of Book One is spent somewhere else? Despite it being Eleri's … Continue reading Why I prioritised things I knew wouldn’t make the final draft